A lot of knowledge is concentrated in Schweinfurt plus there is a high density of highly trained specialists, especially engineers, a fact that is well known to cutting-edge companies in the area.
A major bonus for employees are little traffic, ample parking spaces, low rent and real estate costs. On top of that, there are nature parks and recreation areas everywhere – why we call it the tranquil center of Europe. It’s like an insider tip for people looking for a great standard of living at affordable prices. Understanding the local dialect is going to be a challenge that you will master eventually.
The German poet Friedrich Rückert once commented that the name of his city of birth should have been “Mainfurt” or even “Winefurt” because wine is everywhere around it. But, no, it is “Swinefurt” because that’s what it is.
The Schweinfurt dialect is particularly thick and locals have a peculiar way to form plurals that defies German grammar and is truly unique to the city. Consequently, the dialect is defined as “Schweinfurterisch.”
The city boasts a great infrastructure: One inland port, three Autobahn highways and three train stations. It is super easy and quick to get anywhere in Germany from here.
The Wildpark Schweinfurt animal park is home to 460 animals from Germany and all over the world. It is a must see for children. In the summer months, there is also a splash pool for the little ones and a cold water wading pool for adults. By the way, there is no entry fee.
Schweinfurt is a great place for (higher) learning: There are 19,000 pupils and about 4,000 college students. The public sector is well represented by 5,000 civil servants working here.
In the summer, the Main River Promenade is a great place to enjoy a drink next to the city beach. Or you can rent a BBQ boat with your friends and explore the Main River that way. Simply a dream! BTW, this is also a destination of many tourist cruise ships that allow their passengers time to explore the city.
The Museum Georg Schäfer is housed in an impressive building that is both imposing and airy at the same time. The spectacular architecture adds to the atmosphere of the prize-winning collection of outstanding paintings. On exhibit is the most significant, private, 19th century collection of art from the German-speaking realm.
An art gallery with spectacular permanent as well as rotating exhibits is housed in a converted swimming pool building. Among others, the famous Gunter Sachs Art Collection is at home here.
The Schweinfurt Animal Park does not charge entry fees and aside from the animals, there are QR codes posted all over inviting kids to download exercises that challenge them to figure things out, draw or take pictures. And, of course, there is also a petting zoo.
As far as manufacturing is concerned, Schweinfurt is the world capital of wheel bearing production. As the most significant industrial city in Northern Bavaria, Schweinfurt has the highest GDP in Bavaria and is the premier European manufacturing center for roller bearings. In the past few years, the city has also gained a reputation as a place for the arts and now advertises itself as a city of art and manufacturing.
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